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Speaking at VSLive! Redmond on Azure IoT

If you’re attending Visual Studio Live! Redmond 2015, come check out my session on Making the Internet of Things Real with Azure IoT Services. At Microsoft, we believe that the Internet of Things starts with your things by building on

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Getting Started with Azure IoT services: Event Hubs

Microsoft Azure Event Hubs is a managed platform component of Azure IoT services that provides a telemetry data ingestion at cloud scale with low latency and high reliability. For your Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios, you can think of Event Hubs

Microsoft Office is Now Available for the iPad

Today we made the highly anticipated move to bring Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to the Apple iPad. All three products can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and used to view existing documents.  Via an in-app

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Happy Mobile New Year

It’s a new year and therefore it’s time to throw some rapid-fire mobile architecture concepts at you to help improve your mobile enterprise systems.   For starters, developers and IT Pros involved in mobility need to start thinking holistically about

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Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012

I’m pleased to announce that my newest book, “Keeping Windows 8 Tablets in Sync with SQL Server 2012,” is now available for sale. Spending a decade travelling the globe to help the world’s largest companies design and build mobile solutions had taught

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services are Live

I’m pleased to announce that Windows Azure fully supports Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This new service now makes it possible for companies to move their existing servers and applications into the cloud.  We understand that customers don’t want to

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A Quick Note on Speedy, Scalable, Available Architectures

Just a few thoughts on concepts needed to give mobile users of your SOA infrastructure the best, fastest User eXperience possible: If you care about speed & scalability, your web service will always check the distributed cache before querying the

Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP: Android > Cloud

In my ‘Consumerization of IT Collides with MEAP’ article last week, I described how to connect Android smartphones and tablets to Microsoft’s On-Premise infrastructure. In this week’s scenario, I’ll use the picture below to illustrate how Android utilizes many of